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    1. Junior Member
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      09-15-2020 01:45 AM #1
      On my 2019 GLI Autobahn with ‘mirror dip on reverse’ enabled, the passenger mirror dips UP and to the RIGHT as opposed to downward towards the curb.

      After googling the issue, I tried to adjust the reverse mirror setting by taking the following steps, to no avail:
      1. Turn car on
      2. Enable parking brake
      3. Point mirror adjustment knob to passenger mirror
      4. Put car in Reverse (mirror goes upward and out)
      5. Adjust mirror downward pointing to curb
      6. Put car in Park to save settings
      Alternatively, I also drove the car around for a few minutes in hopes this would save the setting.

      Passenger mirror still moves upward and to the right despite countless attempts to change the behavior.

      Anyone else come across this issue?

      Ended up bringing my car to dealership this morning but they are unable to figure it out. Left car there overnight as they now need to contact a VW engineer for next steps.

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      09-15-2020 08:55 AM #2
      Where is this option? I didn't think my car had this

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      09-15-2020 11:50 AM #3
      Is this for US or Canada?


      Sent from somewhere you’ve never been.

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      09-15-2020 12:08 PM #4
      I’m in the US.

      The setting was enabled within the infotainment unit:
      Car > Settings > Mirrors and wipers > checked off ‘Lowering on Reverse’

      For mirrors to adjust on reverse, mirror adjustment knob must be pointed to the passenger mirror.

      What’s strange is that I never noticed this setting until I used the second (spare) keyfob.

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      09-15-2020 12:19 PM #5
      Weird - I just tried this and the only option I have is the auto wipers. Maybe I'll try the other key

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      09-15-2020 03:27 PM #6
      The same setting appears on my 2019 S. It doesn't, however, actually do ​anything.
      David
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      09-15-2020 07:06 PM #7
      UPDATE:
      Turns out the 2019 GLI Autobahn does not come with this feature and they are not sure why it was listed in the infotainment settings. The VW tech reset the system to factory settings and ‘lowering on reverse’ is now no longer listed.

      Since my passenger mirror adjusts (albeit the wrong direction) when put in reverse, I find it odd that the dealership was not able to correct the behavior.

      At least I got a car wash out of all this.

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      09-16-2020 08:40 AM #8
      Really got my hopes up on this one. It's one of the features I miss most from my B8 S4.

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      09-16-2020 10:46 PM #9
      This can be enabled with Carista or obd11 if you have a trim that goes you the memory mirrors(if you have memory seats you have memory mirrors).

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      09-16-2020 11:05 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by rocketfish17 View Post
      This can be enabled with Carista or obd11 if you have a trim that goes you the memory mirrors(if you have memory seats you have memory mirrors).

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      Has anyone actually gotten this feature to work on their GLI Autobahn? The Autobahn comes with memory seats so I guess that means it comes with memory mirrors?

      A few months ago, I hooked up Carista to my car and enabled ‘mirror dip on reverse’. Unfortunately, at the time, I couldn’t get it to work. I didn’t realize I had to locate the option in the infotainment settings and activate it there.

      Anyhow, now that I’ve stumbled across it and activated it, the mirrors move upward and to the right when in reverse (exact opposite of what you’d expect). I was not able to change the mirror setting to move downward despite reading tons of forums and watching tutorial videos. That’s when I decided to bring the car to the dealership and they couldn’t figure it out after hours of troubleshooting.

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      09-17-2020 07:27 PM #11
      I finally got it to work on my '19 SEL Premium.
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      Yesterday 07:54 AM #12
      How?

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      Yesterday 12:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by mercavius View Post
      How?
      From what I was told at Carista, the first thing you need is memory seats.
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      Yesterday 11:47 PM #14
      After the dealership reset my car settings resulting in the ‘mirror dip on reverse’ being removed, I connected Carista to re-activate it giving it one last attempt. Putting the car in reverse once again moves my passenger mirror up and to the right. No luck in changing the mirror behavior. Ugh. I give up.

      My car has memory seats so I figure it was worth giving it another shot.

    17. Today 08:21 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by unklelam View Post
      After the dealership reset my car settings resulting in the ‘mirror dip on reverse’ being removed, I connected Carista to re-activate it giving it one last attempt. Putting the car in reverse once again moves my passenger mirror up and to the right. No luck in changing the mirror behavior. Ugh. I give up.

      My car has memory seats so I figure it was worth giving it another shot.
      Just a thought, before you activate it on carista, first switch to your passenger mirror, put it in reverse and have mirror face down to where you want it and then activate It on Carista? That way it will use the down position as a starting point in reverse and when you shift out of reverse it moves it up.

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